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Processor forum reveals coming chip fight

Intel's rivals don't plan to follow the chip giant's design changes, while Motorola touts a new 700-MHz processor.

 

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Intel's rivals don't plan to follow the chip giant's design changes, while Motorola touts a new 700-MHz processor.

"What we've done is come up with a completely new microarchitecture."

- Naras Iyengar, senior member of Motorola's Somerset Design Center.

 


Intel's competitors refuse to follow the leader
update The chip giant forges ahead with high-end processor plans, although it is moving in a direction that no one else seems interested in following.

Motorola's next PC chip to join 700 club
Among other features, the new chip will run at more than 700 MHz and include a power-enhancing feature that is similar to Intel's upcoming "Coppermine" processor.

AMD takes "SledgeHammer" to Intel
The new chip marks AMD's attempt to get into the lucrative market for server and workstation processors, a segment it has long coveted, to compete with rival Intel.